Anne Rubbenstein

Associate Professor, Department of History, York University

My historical research has focused on various aspects of the relationships among media producers, states, and media audiences in twentieth century Mexico and elsewhere. In undemocratic circumstances, Mexicans formed communities through shared experiences of mass media and popular culture; everyday practices such as movie-going, playing and viewing sports, and even protesting against certain suspect types of media created spaces in which Mexicans could enact their identities as men and women, as family members, as neighbors and as citizens. Most recently my work has taken up questions about the history of gender and sexuality in relation to Mexican mass media and popular culture. My most recent book, co-edited with Víctor M. Macías-González, is Masculinity and Sexuality in Modern Mexico (University of New Mexico Press, 2012.)

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Interest: Mexico,  Guatemala

Keywords: Mass media, popular culture, gender, sexuality, history, twentieth century